Cologne Christmas Market
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TCRO8783
- Travel Type: Coach
Cologne Christmas Market | Crosskeys Continential Short BreaksOn this tour we discover the festive traditions and local ways which make this part of the world so charming. From the numerous markets of Cologne to the gingerbread houses of Dusseldorf, there will be plenty to get you into the festive spirit.
- 3 nights’ bed & breakfast
- Day at leisure exploring Cologne Christmas Market
- Excursion to Dusseldorf Christmas Market
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1: Once in Calais we will make our way through Belgium into Germany and onto our hotel in Cologne. Our hotel is in the city centre and within easy walking distance to cafés, restaurants and bars for you to purchase your evening meal after checking in.
Day 2: We spend today at leisure exploring the magical Christmas Markets in this wonderful city, the capital of the Rhineland. There are six Christmas markets in Cologne but the most famous is situated at the foot of the city’s most prominent landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site, the Gothic Cathedral. The festival centres around an enormous Christmas tree decorated with lights, red ribbons and ornaments. Sip on some warming Glühwein, a hot spiced wine served in mugs, whilst browsing the market stalls offering arts and crafts and handmade decorations and an array of food typical of the region. Advent magic is at the heart of this city with more than 150 stalls offering traditional goods and handcrafted gifts, wonderful spicy aromas of cinnamon stars, baked apples and roasted almonds will fill the air – truly magical!
Day 3: After breakfast we make our way to Dusseldorf where the Christmas markets transform the city into a magical festive world. At Dusseldorf Christmas market you will discover all kinds of Christmas delights at over 200 lovingly decorated huts and you will be able to explore the vast array of theme worlds in numerous parts of the city. You will find glittering Christmas tree decorations, distinguished handcrafts and plenty of tasty seasonal treats offered at seven different locations but all within easy walking distance.
Day 4: This morning we sadly bid farewell to Germany and begin our journey homeBack to top
Steigenberger Hotel Köln
The landmarked Steigenberger Hotel Köln is located in the city centre only minutes away from several important historical sites.
Cologne's famous cathedral and the Rhine promenade are a mere 20 minutes' walk away. The hotel offers spacious en suite bedrooms featuring satellite TV, desk, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant “Sands” offers buffet breakfast in the morning, while the Bar Bistro “Nullzwo” serves a variation of snacks and drinks; there is a lift at the hotel.